Monmouth October 2021

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Beachy good vibes mark the redesign by which a Sea Girt vacation home ups its game for year-round use. By Donna Rolando Design by Mary Catherine McCarthy Photography by Sara Stadtmiller

Golden years reveling in the golden rays of the Jersey Shore—that’s one Hoboken couple’s notion of an idyllic retirement setting. The summer home they purchased two years ago in Sea Girt, just a bike ride from the beach, already fit the bill in myriad ways. But for the style and function of a “forever” home, as owners Roseanne and Bob envisioned, it would take a designer’s touch. Enter Monmouth-based designer Mary Catherine McCarthy with a plan to match the couple’s lifestyle and max the colonial’s party potential—because any Shore spot is bound to draw guests. “They wanted to entertain more and have their house be more of an open plan and more open to the beautiful pool in the backyard,” says McCarthy.


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